Talk: Beverley Butler
Empty Fields

Salt Galata

June 4, 2016 14.00

Bosalanlar Emptyfields Saltgalata 2016 Boş Alanlar, SALT Galata, 2016
Fotoğraf: Mustafa Hazneci
Empty Fields, SALT Galata, 2016
Photograph: Mustafa Hazneci
SALT Galata, Auditorium

Organized in parallel to Empty Fields at SALT Galata, a talk by Beverley Butler from University College London (UCL), Institute of Archaeology will take place on the last Saturday of the exhibition.

Beverley Butler is co-ordinator of MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at the Institute of Archeology, UCL. Her research interests include the theorisation and re-conceptualisation of cultural heritage and museum studies focusing on the themes of cultural loss and revivalism, collections in exile, and the comparative reading of archives through the works of Jacques Derrida and Edward Said. Her practice engages with the Middle East, Alexandria/Egypt, Jerusalem, and the West Bank.

Butler is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Museum History and Journal of Museum Management; the Specialist Advisory Committee for “Community Archives and Identities,” AHRC; the research group of UCL and Birzeit University focusing upon the Petrie Palestinian Collection and the Tawfik Canaan Collection. She is also an observer for Memory of the World Programme, UNESCO, and the author of three books: Of Ships and Stars: A History of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (Athlone Press, 1999); Return To Alexandria – An Ethnography of Cultural Heritage Revivalism and Museum Memory (Left Coast Press, 2007); and Possessing Palestine: Rethinking the Efficacies of Heritage (Left Coast Press, in preperation).

The talk will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Turkish.